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A sumptuous seafood platter in the traditional surroundings of the Old Inn, Gairloch
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Taste Our Best

Food and drink worth travelling for

Taste Our Best is an accreditation scheme we run which celebrates businesses who serve up locally sourced, quality food and drink. Of course, there’s no shortage of incredible dishes, drinks and produce on offer wherever you are in the country – more than 1,000 businesses are already part of the scheme after all.

What our visitors tell us about food


Say that food is important when choosing a holiday destination


Of a typical holiday budget is spent on food


Plan to try local cuisine


Want to visit a pub

How to apply for Taste our Best

For restaurants, cafes and takeaways

If you’re a food service business like a restaurant, café, pub, or takeaway, and you’re not operating as part of a Quality Assured business like a hotel or visitor attraction please take the following steps to apply.

  1. 1

    Make sure you match the criteria

    Find out what you need to do to achieve the award. Don’t worry if you’re not sure if you can apply. We can offer you guidance on what you can do to fit the bill. 

  2. 2

    Find out which category your business comes under

    The price of your Taste Our Best assessment is based on the type of food business you run. Take a look at all costs and schedule of conditions. Again, if you’re not sure which category your business comes under, please get in touch to discuss.

    VisitScotland 2020 QA fees

    Published September 2019

    VisitScotland 2020 QA fees

  3. 3

    Contact us

    Register your interest and find out more about joining the scheme by contacting your local Industry Relationship Manager.